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How to Choose the Right Heated Towel Rail

5 June 2018

Ladder style heated towel railHeated towel rails are a stylish, effective and inherently functional addition to any bathroom, but choosing the right option can take a little bit of research.

From stylish contemporary options to period, traditional stylings, there’s absolutely tons of fantastic towel rails to really add to your bathroom design. Whether you’re doing a full refit, or just in need of a heated towel rail, here’s everything you need to know to get your bathroom warm and your towels toasty.

Heat Output is Key

BTU (British Thermal Unit) output is one of the biggest considerations when it comes to all things radiator. The higher the BTU, the higher the heat output will be. In order to work out the BTU requirements for your bathroom, try out our handy BTU calculator.

Bathroom Size

The biggest heating consideration is bathroom size.

The higher the BTU rating, the greater the heating efficiency, meaning bigger bathrooms need higher BTU rated rails, and smaller en-suites lower.

You can find different rails to utilise different spaces, from taller, ladder towel rails for bigger spaces, to shorter, stouter classic options for smaller en-suites and bathrooms. With so many options out there, just make sure you pick the right sized rail, and don’t end up with a constantly overheating en-suite, or a freezing bigger bathroom.

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Basic Radiator Problem Solving

3 May 2018

Radiator maintenance

For the most part, central heating radiators tend to be low-maintenance affairs. When things do go wrong, they are usually easy to identify and fix without calling in an expert.

Identification

The simplest way to identify a problem with your radiator is to touch it and find out where it is heating up, and where it isn’t. This touch test narrows down your diagnosis considerably.

Cold at the top

Indicative of one of the most common radiator faults, this normally means trapped air in the radiator, preventing it from filling up with hot water. It’s a simple fault to fix: all you need to do is bleed the radiator.

Switch off your central heating system and allow the radiator to go cold. Open the bleed valve (a square peg, usually at one of the top corners of the radiator unit) using a radiator key, or flat-head screwdriver. You’ll hear a hiss of escaping trapped air. This is followed by a trickle of water, which is your cue to tighten the valve again. Turn your central heating back on and you should have a hot radiator all the way to the top.

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